Fan charged for allegedly throwing beer during AL wild-card game

The alleged suspect in the Toronto Blue Jays' beer-throwing incident is in custody.

Kenneth Pagan, 41, surrendered to Toronto Police on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. ET, the department announced. The Hamilton, Ontario, man has been charged with mischief in connection with a beer can hurled at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim on Tuesday at Rogers Centre in Toronto during the American League wild-card game.

Pagan is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. A desk editor at Postmedia Network, Pagan told The Toronto Sun (which owns Postmedia Network) on Tuesday that he planned to turn himself in.

“I was drinking out of a cup,” said Pagan, who added he was advised by his attorney not to go into detail about the incident. “I’d love to tell you what happened and my story ... but I can’t say anything.”

The beer can that was thrown nearly hit Kim in the head as he fielded a routine fly ball in the seventh inning of a contest the Blue Jay won, 5-2, with a walk-off home from Edwin Encarnacion in the 11th inning.

“The Toronto Blue Jays would like to express our extreme disappointment for the incident that occurred during last night’s American League Wild Card game at Rogers Centre involving an object being thrown onto the field of play,” the Blue Jays said in a statement. “Throughout this season, we have witnessed an incredible level of fan engagement, with a passionate and loyal fan base that extends across Canada."


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